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Save the St James Theatre

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Wed 17 Aug 2022

A new push to secure government funding to match that already in place, and a recent decision to uncouple the theatre’s restoration from the St James Block apartment development project, may well mean this once majestic place in the heart of our city ca

Take part in City of Colour 6 - 22 May 2022

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Fri 25 Mar 2022

City of Colour is a new initiative coming to the city centre this May.

Artweek 2021 in the city centre

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Tue 26 Oct 2021

Artweek 2021 in the Heart of the City is back, temporarily transforming streets, laneways and public spaces with installations and artworks that create vibrancy and a sense of community. From installations in our favourite laneways to guided walks

Celebrating Matariki Taimoana on the city centre waterfront

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Thu 10 Jun 2021

Transforming space through art: Artweek public art commission opportunities for artists

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Wed 2 Jun 2021

Artweek Auckland returns to the city centre from 9 - 17 October.

Christmas in Auckland's city centre set to delight

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Thu 12 Nov 2020

Christmas celebrations are underway in Auckland’s city centre, with visitors to the heart of the city in for a treat with a packed event schedule and the streets adorned with new festive decorations from this week.

Artworks brighten Aotea Station construction site

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Wed 11 Nov 2020

Four works by local artists have been commissioned by Link Alliance to cover construction hoardings around the Aotea Station site, adding positive interest to the area and making it a more appealing place to be.

Heart of the City brings snippets of city centre life to light along Queen Street

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Tue 20 Oct 2020

Time spent relaxing in Albert Park, texts between friends about a night on the town and a 1960s vision of the City Rail Link are some of the inspirations for new writing Heart of the City has put on display along Queen Street.

Sparking joy with neon lights in trees this winter.

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Wed 22 Jul 2020

If you've walked around the city centre lately, you've probably spotted the vivid neon lighting we've added to trees in Vulcan Lane, Lorne Street, Freyberg Place and Aotea Square to brighten up the grey winter days.

Call for proposals: Changing Lanes

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Thu 28 May 2020

Changing Lanes is a collaborative project funded by Heart of the City and facilitated by Artweek Auckland.